Paper ”, as it was baptized by the inhabitants of this area of the city, It is a three-year-old specimen that is in good health. Soon it will be released in its natural habitat..
Through a sedative thrown with a blowgun, howler monkey rescued (female) that toured the houses and commercial establishments of the historic center of Riohacha.
“Paper”, as it was baptized by the inhabitants of this area of the city, It is a three-year-old specimen that is in good health, This is how Germán Sánchez Ariza explained it, veterinary doctor of Corpoguajira, “after several attempts using traps and other mechanisms, we were able to rescue her by applying all security measures. Once the sedative started to take effect, we tracked across several roofs to gain access to it. Initial assessments tell us that he is very healthy and in excellent condition.”.
In addition, manifested was transferred to the Agroecological Center of Jerez, where Corpoguajira advances recovery processes of seized wildlife, “There we have two more monkeys; We hope to form a group with five or six animals so that they can form a herd that guarantees a better survival at the time of introduction to their natural habitat in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada”.
As stated by the official, It is very likely that "Pepa" was one more victim of the commercialization of fauna in La Guajira, “This is one of the theories we have, that has been purchased in one of the streets of the Department where groups of people are engaged in this activity, to later have her as a pet in a residence where she very surely escaped ".
Meanwhile, residents of the area experienced mixed feelings as while many protected her, others were uncomfortable because he ate the fruits of their trees. However, everyone was attentive and cooperative to the rescue operations..
Corpoguajira calls on the community not to participate in the buying and selling of wildlife species and to denounce any behavior that is detrimental to the environment on the green lines 3116533704, 3116865392 the 318 5858383. He also stated that according to law 2111 of 2021, who traffics, acquire, export or market specimens without permission from the competent authority or in breach of existing regulations, products or parts of aquatic fauna, wild or exotic wild species, will incur in prison of 60 a 135 months and fines 300 until 40.000 current monthly legal minimum wages.